Costas had to wallow in it again last night. He should learn to just stop talking .
On MSNBC last night Bob Costas tried to clarify his remarks on gun control in an interview with host Lawrence O’Donnell, but moved into more controversial territory regarding the right to own guns in America.
Costas was defensive about his brief discussion of guns in the Sunday Night Football broadcast where he read aloud a portion of a controversial column by sportswriter Jason Witten about gun control. Costas insisted that he wasn’t talking about the Second Amendment, but rather the “gun culture” in America.
“It demonstrates itself in the Wild West, Dirty Harry mentality of people who actually believe that if a number of people were armed in the theater in Aurora, they would have been able to take down this nut-job in body armor and military style artillery,” he explained, using the tragic theater shooting in Colorado to make his point.
Costas added that this dangerous gun culture had affected the sports world, where “young athletes are disproportionately armed.”